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Interferon (Definition)

Interferons are a diverse group of proteins that belong to a class of glycoproteins known as cytokines. Interferons were first discovered for their ability to block viral replication within host cells. They also have been found to activate immune cells for many disease processes. There are several classes of interferons, types i, ii and iii, depending on ...Read more


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How can one deal with the side effects of interferon?

How can one deal with the side effects of interferon?

See your doctor: Without knowing your specific symptoms, i would contact your doctor to help. Interferon has many side effects and the best way to deal with them is to discuss all of your symptoms with your doctor who is treating you. They can prescribe medications that help with certain symptoms. ...Read more

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Living with Type 1 Diabetes (Checklist)

Check your blood glucose 2 hours before and 2 hours after eating
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Check with your doctor if your post-meal glucose is lower than your pre-meal glucose, as you may have hypoglycemia
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Consider using a continuous sensor if you do not feel hypoglycemia symptoms
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Use insulin pumps, as they can minimize your risk of hypoglycemia
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Caring for an Elderly Loved One (Checklist)

Check your loved one's balance
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Remove obstructions that could cause falls
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Organize medications
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What effects does betaseron (interferon beta 1b) have on breastfeeding?

What effects does betaseron (interferon beta 1b) have on breastfeeding?

Interferon for MS?: It should be okay. No information is available regarding whether it can be passed onto an infant in mother's milk. No studies are available regarding harm in infants. Have your pediatrician monitor the progress during the health maintenance visits. ...Read more

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What risk assessments tests to do with smoldering multiple myloma pls tel me is it smoldering myloma when m spike is below 1 but 14 percent plasma cel?

What risk assessments tests to do with smoldering multiple myloma pls tel me is it smoldering myloma when m spike is below 1 but 14 percent plasma cel?

Regular follow-up: Smoldering myeloma is a pre-malignant condition with about 10% people developing myeloma/year. You correctly defined your condition as smoldering myeloma. There is need to do repeated blood tests every 6-12 months. Please follow you doctor's advice. ...Read more

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CML 10/12. Gleevec .5 log at 6 mths. Sprycel (dasatinib) .5 log at 6 mths. Stem cell transplant 4/14. 7/14 Blast crisis - 65% blast BM + Aspergillus F lung Help?

CML 10/12. Gleevec .5 log at 6 mths. Sprycel (dasatinib) .5 log at 6 mths. Stem cell transplant 4/14.  7/14 Blast crisis - 65% blast BM + Aspergillus F lung Help?

Difficult case: it is a complicated case obviously. first and foremost the infection has to be treated. i would suggest you to follow up with ID and oncologist very closely. importantly is to check if there is certain mutation like T315i mutation as this mutation is resistant to gleevec, sprycel, tasigna (nilotinib) - and should be treated with ponatinib or aurora kinase inhibitor etc. discuss with oncologist. God bless ...Read more

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I am 23 bilatral mild kne tendernes 1 year.Rib , hip , tendernes on and of.Uric acid 6.4:hct62.5% RA , anti ccp negativ.Wbc 9000 one kidney gone .P.U.V?

I am 23 bilatral mild kne tendernes 1 year.Rib , hip , tendernes on and of.Uric acid 6.4:hct62.5% RA , anti ccp negativ.Wbc 9000 one kidney gone .P.U.V?

Hematologist needed!: If you are a non-smoker, the hct of 62.5% strongly indicates a "myeloproliferative" disorder of which polycythemia vera is a variant and can give bone pain, especially if there is a high viscosity that limits blood flow and tissue oxygen delivery. The uric acid is not significantly elevated and not playing a role in your symptoms, but ongoing monitoring is required with blood disorders. ...Read more

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2 yr old-cough for 1 & 1/2month. Claritin (loratadine) 2 ml 1 week-cefdenir 3.5ml 10 days-bromphen 2 ml.no use. Can I use allerid 2.5 ml?have used in 2014-2.5 ml

2 yr old-cough for 1 & 1/2month. Claritin (loratadine) 2 ml  1 week-cefdenir 3.5ml 10 days-bromphen 2 ml.no use. Can I use allerid 2.5 ml?have used in 2014-2.5 ml

Don't use more meds: Kindly see your doctor again, ask for a second opinion, it's your right, or see an allergist/Immunologist, other reasons for your child's cough can be reflux, airways hyper reactivity, again sinus infection that might need different form of antibiotics, environmental causes, like second hand smoke or pets, and other reasons, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck, ...Read more

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How is living abroad with type 1 diabetes?

How is living abroad with type 1 diabetes?

OK: It might takes some time to get used to the food and learn how it affect your blood sugar. Otherwise, the treatment is the same wherever you are. ...Read more

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I'm hebs ag negative with a high anti hbs antibody from vaccination. This week's test was reported as hebs ag detected with anti hbs antibody of 513 miu/ml. Lft normal....Scared....Lab error?

I'm hebs ag negative with a high anti hbs antibody from vaccination.  This week's test was reported as hebs ag detected with anti hbs antibody of 513 miu/ml. Lft normal....Scared....Lab error?

Yes: That sounds like lab error. Your hbsab would provide immunity; i'm assuming yoru hbcab (core) is negative; i wouldn't worry, talk to your doctor about a retest if you are concerned, but even if you were infected, there is no reason for treatment at this time. ...Read more

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Today my doctor prescribe a infertility medicns i.E tinidazole , l_methylfolate, chymoral forte, third generation cephalosporin.Is that good medicn?

Today my doctor prescribe a infertility medicns i.E tinidazole , l_methylfolate, chymoral forte, third generation cephalosporin.Is that good  medicn?

Not fertility meds: The medications you are describing are several antibiotics, vitamins and enzymes. None of these are infertility medications. If you are not sure why he/she prescribed them, you should ask your doctor what they are for. ...Read more

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For 58+ F, Hb 10.8, RBC 3.66, PCV 34, MCV 94, MCHC 31, WBC 5.4, Pt 1.8, Iron 57, TIBC 255, TSI 22, RC 1.2, Ferritin 83 indicate which type of anemia ?

For 58+ F, Hb 10.8, RBC 3.66, PCV 34, MCV 94, MCHC 31, WBC 5.4, Pt 1.8, Iron 57, TIBC 255, TSI 22, RC 1.2, Ferritin 83 indicate which type of anemia ?

Mild anemia: Assuming you've had no recent bleeding episodes, these findings could be seen in mild/early anemia of chronic disease. Hgb and Hct are only boarder line low, and iron panel appears within the reference range. Even something as simple as a particularly heavy period could cause mild anemia of this type, though. If you have a chronic medical illness, it could cause this type of anemia. ...Read more

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What are common side effects of combination (ribavirin + interferon) treatment?

What are common side effects of combination (ribavirin + interferon) treatment?

Lots...: Fatigue, headache, rigors, fever, insomnia, irritability, depression, dizziness, impaired concentration, anxiety, emotional lability, hair loss, pruritus, dry skin , rash, nausea, anorexia , weight loss, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, anemia, injection site reaction, muscle and joint pains, shortness of breath, cough, flu-like symptoms, birth defects, chest pain, suicidal behavior to start. ...Read more

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IDA? RBC 4.880 HGB 13.70 HCT 45.0 MCV 92.20 MCH 28.10 MCHC 30.40 RDW 14.50 PLT 368 Serum Iron, 178 Ferritin, 10.6 TIBC, 470 UIBC 292 Saturation 38%

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RBC 4.880
HGB 13.70
HCT 45.0
MCV 92.20
MCH 28.10
MCHC 30.40
RDW 14.50
PLT 368
Serum Iron, 178
Ferritin, 10.6
TIBC, 470
UIBC  292
Saturation 38%

This looks good: I'm not sure what your question is here, but overall this information regarding your blood counts looks good. You don't look anemic, the platelets that clot your blood are in good levels, and your infection fighting WBC's are at a good level. Have a great evening! ...Read more